Savage Storm sweeps Zias

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Lunden Azuara had 16 kills and Southeastern Oklahoma cruised to a 25-14, 25-17, 25-14 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night. The Savage Storm (19-11, 5-5 LSC) dominated the first and third games against the Zias, opening a 9-1 lead in both sets. ENMU (6-25, […]

Third-ranked Lady Buffs sweep past Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern’s Nicole Vanderploeg passes the ball during the third game of Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference volleyball match against West Texas A&M at Greyhound Arena. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent PORTALES — Wearing a sweat-soaked jersey by the end of the night, Veronica Valdez-Kent was the picture of a hard-working player […]

Oct. 28 Letters to the Editor

Barnes can deal with local issues For the past year and a half I have encouraged my friend and neighbor, Paul D.Barnes, to seek the District 5 Curry County Commission seat. He has served Curry County as a past commissioner with 10 years of experience; he was the Commission’s chairman for five years. He has […]

Cameron sweeps past Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — Freshman outside hitter Malyssa Acton had 15 kills and three total blocks Thursday night as Cameron kept Eastern New Mexico University winless in Lone Star Conference volleyball with a 25-14, 25-23, 25-16 victory at Greyhound Arena. The Aggies (12-9, 4-4 LSC) never trailed by more than three points in the match. […]

Business feature: Residents, businesses prepare for area code switch

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico residents and businesses are running out of time before the official switch from the 505 to the 575 area code. The grace period to make the switch is Sunday. David Rael of City Printing in Clovis has been reminding his customers about the switch over the […]

Fourth-ranked Abilene Christian cruises past Greyhounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern’s Karlton Graves, left, blocks Abilene Christian’s Jacqua Charleston for teammate Adam Richards Saturday in the second quarter of the game at Greyhound Stadium. BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo knew it would be tough for his team to just line up and play with fourth-ranked […]

First-half goals lift Dixie State past Zias

CNJ staff BILLINGS, Mont. — Dixie State junior midfielder Mikala Wilkes scored two goals about five minutes apart midway through the first half and the Rebels went on to a 3-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Montana State-Billing’s MSUB Cup women’s soccer event. ENMU (0-2), which lost to Fort Lewis 1-0 on Thursday, […]

God’s promises can take us past life’s milestones

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist At the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., there is a large brass captain’s bell in the lobby of the radiation therapy department. The bell represents an important milestone for all those undergoing radiation treatments for cancer. As a cancer patients completes the last radiation treatment, he or she rings the […]

Stories of sacrifice should inspire way of living

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I heard this story first-hand this past week. The following incident happened this summer.

Lost my hair but not my humor

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist This past weekend I stumbled on my old high school pal Monty on the Internet.

Zia gets past Quay

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry American’s Rafael Maldonado takes a cut during first-round action of the 9-10 District 3 Little League tournament Monday in Portales. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Zia All-Stars rallied late, scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth Monday night to edge Quay County 6-3 in the opening […]

Leahy speaks at Memorial Day observance

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Cannon Connections: Karl Terry Col. Timothy Leahy, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, speaks during the 62nd annual Memorial Day observance in Portales. By Helena Rodriguez, Cannon Connections Freedom does not come without sacrifice and those who have sacrificed their lives shall never be forgotten. Those were the words […]

Lujan tours eastern New Mexico

While campaigning through southeastern New Mexico this past week, Democratic Congressional District 3 candidate, Ben R. Lujan, sat down with the Freedom New Mexico to answer some questions regarding his positions on some major political issues.Lujan is seeking to win the Democratic primary in a congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Tom Udall. Currently, Lujan […]

Hounds roll past East Central

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Junior right-hander Thomas Green pitched eight solid innings and was backed by a 16-hit attack Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University pounded East Central 13-4 in the first game of a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. The second game was suspended by lightning with one out in the bottom of […]

Costly defense doesn’t protect ground troops

Freedom New Mexico The Government Accountability Office has issued yet another study documenting gross overspending and underproduction in Pentagon weapons systems. The GAO has been doing these studies and making recommendations for the past six years, followed by promises from the Pentagon and defense contractors to improve. But the problems have not gotten better. If […]

Pitching lifts ENMU past Javelinas

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — At long last, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is assured of a Lone Star Conference series win. The Greyhounds, who split their first three LSC series, swept Texas A&M-Kingsville 9-5 and 6-1 on Saturday at Greyhound Field and, with Friday’s 7-4 win over the Javelinas, […]

Hayes’ bat lifts ENMU past Texans

CNJ staff PORTALES — Senior second baseman Tyler Hayes has already had a good series, and it’s just getting started. The Eastern New Mexico University went 6-for-6, tying a school record, and drove in eight runs to break the school mark as the Greyhounds routed Tarleton State 20-5 on Friday at Greyhound Field in the […]

Time to commit for 2008

Freedom New Mexico “Tempus fugit” — Time flies, we usually say. A better translation from the original Latin, however, is that “time flees” (think fugitive). Every day, every second, every year passes as soon as we live it, and is gone forever. On New Year’s Day most people take the time, between football bowl games […]

ENMU teams host Commerce

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Look past Texas A&M-Commerce’s 0-5 record and you see a team which is not that far from being pretty good. The Lions have been competitive in all of their games to this point and are looking to break into the win column in today’s 4 p.m. Lone Star Conference […]

It’s their business: Bearly Used

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Bearly Used Name: Bearly Used Location: 915 Main St. What they do: Sell consignment clothing, furniture, and household decor. Who’s in charge: Dian Foster Employees: 1 How long in business: 17 years Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Contact: 762-7461 or e-mail bearlyused@plateautel.net Of note: Foster […]